Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Sony is busy loving & living her life! =)

grow my own vegetables (read all 2 entries…)
What? Why? How? When?

What this goal entails?

I want to grow my own vegetables in my rear garden.

3 reasons to do this…

1. To be a proud “homemaker”: I have never been a homemaker/Proverbs 31 woman. Growing my own vegetables makes me feel like a good homemaker.
2. For that sense of accomplishment that comes when I am cooking with the vegetables I grew.
3. To put good use to my 150+ Yards of a rear garden.

How do I go about this?

I have made very unsuccessful attempts in the last year. I travelled a bit and ignoring my plants killed them. And then the greenhouse got blown over by the storm. So now I need to come up with a new plan. The high level action plan is something along the lines of:
  1. Choose plants I want to grow
  2. Purchase seeds and containers
  3. Seed them (indoors)
  4. Plan where they need to move once they have grown out a little
  5. Plant them outdoors
  6. Check regular progress
  7. Harvest

When do I check this off?

When I have harvested at least 8 different vegetables.


Alsandera misses "Member since: blah blah, 2008." Shoulda kept that account. lol

Good luck!

I have room for more, but I have a horrible layout and have to use containers on concrete – not conducive to growing much well. Your goal of 8 sounds great, though!

Sony is busy loving & living her life! =)

I am going to need all the luck!

Talking of containers on concrete – I liked this book and will be using it to have some container gardening too –

Sony has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.


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